London-based band (with Cornish roots) Red River Dialect are set to release their fourth album, Broken Stay Open Sky, on 2 February via Paradise of Bachelors. They have just shared Gull Rock, a song that is brimming with glorious dizzying energy and tension, primitive and cut loose from modern constraints. Impossible to resist, so it’s our Song of the Day.
As songwriter David Morris explains; “The cover photograph portrays Gull Rock, as seen from Trebarwith Strand in North Cornwall. Once I had seen this image, the work of Dayna Cowper, it would not leave my imagination, and I hoped it could become a part of this album. Initially I wanted to conceal it inside the album’s sleeve; a double-lurking cave on an inside horizon of childhood memories. But it would not stay hidden, and strangely it shone through every other proposal for the cover.”
The band will be touring the UK in January supporting labelmates The Weather Station and playing selected headline dates (see below).
Updated UK tour dates:
26/01/18 —- Newcastle – The Cluny 2*
27/01/18 —- Sunderland – Bonded Warehouse (free all-dayer)
28/01/18 —- Glasgow – The Glad Cafe (headline show)
29/01/18 —- Nottingham – Lee Rosy’s Tea (headline show)
30/01/18 —- London – Oslo *
31/01/18 —- Birmingham – Hare & Hounds 2 *
01/02/18 —- Brighton – Latest Music Bar *
02/02/18 —- Bristol – Crofter’s Rights *
03/02/18 —- Liverpool – Central Library *
Pre-Order Broken Stay Open Sky: http://smarturl.it/PoB39